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Table 14 Five leading causes of mortality burden (YLL) by sex and age, US, 1996

From: The burden of disease and injury in the United States 1996

  Females
Rank All ages YLL % of total 0–4 YLL % of total
  Total 7,536,559   Total 512,861  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 1,052,325 13.96% Perinatal conditions 203,909 39.76%
2 Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 523,456 6.95% Congenital abnormalities 109,458 21.34%
3 Breast cancer 450,327 5.98% Sudden infant death syndrome 41,154 8.02%
4 Cerebrovascular disease 427,881 5.68% Motor vehicle accidents 14,795 2.88%
5 Motor vehicle accidents 325,894 4.32% Homicide and violence 13,612 2.65%
Rank 5–14 YLL % of total 15–24 YLL % of total
  Total 123,888   Total 285,089  
1 Motor vehicle accidents 28,952 23.37% Motor vehicle accidents 117,878 41.35%
2 Homicide and violence 8,134 6.57% Homicide and violence 32,799 11.50%
3 Congenital abnormalities 7,226 5.83% Suicide 22,517 7.90%
4 Leukemias 6,120 4.94% Leukemias 6,726 2.36%
5 Brain cancer 5,611 4.53% HIV/AIDS 5,830 2.05%
Rank 25–44 YLL % of total 45–64 YLL % of total
  Total 1,192,947   Total 2,053,395  
1 Motor vehicle accidents 117,878 9.88% Ischaemic heart disease 524,172 25.53%
2 HIV/AIDS 109,310 9.16% Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 234,241 11.41%
3 Breast cancer 95,818 8.03% Breast cancer 220,350 10.73%
4 Suicide 67,035 5.62% Cerebrovascular disease 99,565 4.85%
5 Homicide and violence 60,074 5.04% Diabetes mellitus 81,366 3.96%
Rank 65–74 YLL % of total 75+ YLL % of total
  Total 1,503,549   Total 1,864,830  
1 Ischaemic heart disease 277,053 18.43% Ischaemic heart disease 459,396 24.63%
2 Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 172,116 11.45% Cerebrovascular disease 186,468 10.00%
3 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 97,759 6.50% Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 88,838 4.76%
4 Cerebrovascular disease 90,698 6.03% Lung/Trachea/Bronchial cancer 84,492 4.53%
5 Breast cancer 82,227 5.47% Lower respiratory infections 83,467 4.48%